Enjoying Autumn in the UK
The scenery around Britain in the autumn is spectacular. The countryside transforms as the green summer leaves fall from the trees to be replaced by golden coloured ones. Golden red tones shine through the branches as the end of the hazy summer sun lights them up.
The leaves that have fallen turn to brown underfoot and give off crunchy sounds as animals scamper about. Autumn weather can often be blessed. While summer in the UK is well known for being plagued with spontaneous showers, autumn can often get a good amount of sunlight hours.
Autumn can be the best time to visit many of Britain’s fantastic tourist attractions without having to battle with hoards of other tourists. Also around this time you could possibly find many places offering off peak rates and different deals.
Autumn is a fantastic time of year to eat at restaurants providing locally sourced food as this is the time many things are harvested. Many chefs are aiming to use local produce more and more and experiment with dishes from the natural larder around them. Foodies should check out the best autumn restaurant trails available online and plan their holiday around that.
If you are looking for a more active autumn break then walking or biking around many of Britain’s beautiful trails could be perfect. What better way to soak up the stunning autumn scenery. From parks, gardens, World Heritage sites, castles, forests and rugged coastline, the UK has it all. Autumn is a great time to pull on your hiking boots and go and discover it all.
You can celebrate the coming of autumn by attending some of the many great festivals. You can find music, sport and heritage festivals plus many great food and ale festivals. For the younger music lovers, Bestival is a great festival to attend. It’s a three day music festival on the Isle of Wight featuring top commercial and Indie acts. Many people dress up for the duration and you will see many weird and wonderful costumes.
If you are a cheese lover, like me, then the Great British cheese festival could be a great start to autumn. It’s held over 3 days in Cardiff and you can get to sample up to 400 different cheeses, if your stomach can handle it! The location is on the lawns of Cardiff Castle, so as well as cheese gorging you can enjoy the stunning grounds which are kept immaculately.
If you are watching the pennies and looking for some entertainment in autumn then the Birmingham Arts Festival could be a great place to go. It’s the UKs biggest free Arts festival. It’s held on the second weekend in September and features over 3000 artists showcasing skills in theatre, music, dance, visual arts and performance. You will get to see a range of concerts from Motown to Orchestra and a range of other quirky happenings.
Sports enthusiasts could get to enjoy Burghley Horse Trials. Olympic riders and teams compete over three days and is a major event in the dressage calendar. It really is a fantastic day out, watching the amazing athletic prowess of these wonderful animals.
There are so many fantastic days out in Britain in the autumn it is hard to choose. You will never have to be bored though. You can find an activity, festival or entertainment to inspire anyone. Along with the great events, the autumn colours are sensational, so get out there and enjoy all the magic the British autumn has to offer.
It’s not too late to arrange a stay at one of our stunning properties for this Autumn, maybe you could combine with a visit to one of these events? Head over to our country property page to find out more.